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The Islands of Sylt and Föhr off the Jutland Peninsula Coast, Germany – November 2nd, 2009

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November 2nd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Germany and Denmark - October 22nd, 2009

Germany and Denmark - October 22nd, 2009

Numerous islands and inlets can be seen in the Wadden Sea along the west coast of the Jutland Peninsula. The border between the countries of Denmark (above) and Germany (below) runs horizontally approximately through the center of the image.

The two largest islands visible here are Sylt and Föhr. Sylt, belonging to the German state of Schleswig-Holstein and the northernmost island in Germany, is well known for the distinctive elongated shape of its shoreline and its 40 km long sandy beach.

It belongs to the North Frisian Islands and, with a surface area of 99.14 km², is the largest North Sea island. Sylt is situated at 9 to 16 km off the mainland. Southeast of Sylt the islands Föhr and Amrum are located, to the north lies the Danish island Rømø.

Föhr is also one of the North Frisian Islands and also belongs to the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Föhr is the second-largest North Sea island of Germany. It is 6.8 kilometres wide and 12 km long, the surface measures 82.82 km².

Coast of Denmark and Germany along the North and Baltic Seas

April 25th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Northern Europe - April 16th, 2009

Northern Europe - April 16th, 2009

This image shows the coastlines of several countries in northern Europe, including Germany (bottom), Denmark (center), Norway (top left) and Sweden (top right).

The North Sea lies to the left, and the Baltic Sea to the right, with the Skagerrak Strait at the top center, connecting the North Sea and the Kattegat Strait, which leads to the Baltic Sea.

Part of Denmark is obscured by clouds, although the upper part of its Jutland Peninsula and several of its islands can be seen, including the island of Zealand, to the right of the peninsula. With an area of 7,031 km², it is the largest island in Denmark (excluding Greenland, which is a Danish territory).

Most of the German coast visible is part of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, lying on the base of the Jutland Peninsula.

The Baltic Sea coast in the east of Schleswig-Holstein is marked by bays, fjords and cliff lines.

On the North Sea side, the North Frisian Islands and most of the state’s coastline form Schleswig-Holstein’s Wadden Sea National Park, the largest national park in Central Europe.